Corky Jones (aka Buck Owens)-Hot Dog-1956

Written by on March 2, 2018



Ya’ll remember the 70’s TV show ‘Hee Haw’? Not a lot really Rock and Roll about it outside of some of the guests. One of the stars of the show was Buck Owens. Is it possible that Buck missed a Rock and Roll career by one letter?

Buck’s birth name was Alvis Edgar “Buck” Owens Jr. Owens was born on a farm in Sherman, Texas, to Alvis Edgar Owens, Sr. and his wife, Maicie Azel nee Ellington. The stretch of US Highway 82 in Sherman is named the Buck Owens Freeway in remembrance.

‘Buck’ was a donkey on the Owens farm. When Alvis Jr. was three or four years old, he walked into the house and announced that his name also was “Buck.” That was fine with the family, and the boy’s name was Buck from then on.”

Owens recorded a rockabilly record called “Hot Dog” for the Pep label, using the pseudonym Corky Jones because he did not want the fact he recorded a rock n’ roll tune to hurt his country music career.

Maybe if he had changed just one letter in his birth name?

Here is Buck as Corky in 1956.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S08kBobvNms

50’s Rockabilly


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